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James Hogg

James Hogg was a Scottish poet, novelist and essayist who wrote in both Scots and English. As a young man he worked as a shepherd and farmhand, and was largely self-educated through reading. He was a friend of many of the great writers of his day, including Sir Walter Scott, of whom he later wrote an unauthorized biography. He became widely known as the "Ettrick Shepherd", a nickname under which some of his works were published, and the character name he was given... Read More

Bornbefore 9 December 1770
Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland
Died21 November 1835 (aged 64)
Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland
OccupationNovelist, essayist, poet, biographer, journalist
NationalityBritish
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